YouTube start streaming Movies

Michael Social Media, TechTalk

I was just uploading a video to youtube and saw they are now offering Movie Rentals online. As a frequent visitor of Blockbusters, Sky Movies and occasional Netflix user this completely blindsided me. I have heard ZERO chatter, nothing on Twitter and certainly  nothing on G+. They appear to have a wide variety of titles available and even a few I …

Latest Gadget News September 6, 2012

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Latest Microsoft News Bypass the Windows 8 Start screen with RetroUI New software lets you ignore the Win 8 Start screen so that all you ever see is the traditional desktop.Originally posted at Windows 8 Full developer kit for Windows Phone 8 due ‘later this year’ Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 SDK is now expected around the time Windows Phone 8 …

Amazon Cloud Drive vs Google Drive vs Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs iCloud

Michael Amazon Cloud, Apple, Cloud, Google, TechTalk

Wow only a year or so ago Clouds were just that, today however we seem to encountering a thunderstorm of Cloud options. As they have come out I have been trialing each one. I cannot remember if I signed up to Microsoft’s LIVE Skydrive as it was formerly know or Dropbox first but those two kind of set the benchmark. …

Amazon Cloud Player comes to the UK

Michael Amazon Cloud, Cloud, TechTalk

Amazon has brought its cloud based service to the UK. Amazon are still adding features and lowering prices, and agfter you see the prices you will probably agree, they are going to have to! An important thing to note though, is that the Cloud player and Cloud Drive are two separate services. Music that was uploaded to your  Cloud Player or Cloud …

How to change Windows 8 key to complete activation

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, TechTalk, Windows 8

After installing Windows 8 you may be wanting to customize it a bit. Unlike previous versions of Windows where you had a grace period for activation and had access to all features, Windows 8 limits certain things until activation has been completed. Of course you will still need to activate within the grace period but I think they are trying to get you to …

Windows 8 Metro apps cannot connect

Michael How To Guides, Microsoft, Networking, TechTalk, Windows 8

I recently noticed I was having a problem with Windows 8 Metro apps. Some of them worked and some just refused to connect to the internet for updates. All I kept getting was an error – “There was a problem. Please try again.” This is because I have two network cards in my machine, one ethernet and one wireless. The …

Windows 8 RTM has landed

Michael TechTalk, Windows 8

16 August 2012 – Why do I start off with the date? Well today is the day that the highly anticipated Windows 8 RTM has been released to MSDN subscribers. From tomorrow Volume License users will also be able to download and install Windows 8. As an early adopter of almost all new tech the very first thing I did …